MADISON, Wis. -

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle, according to a release.

The woman was attempting to cross East Washington Avenue in the crosswalk around 3:25 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a vehicle in the center lane hit her, according to the release.

Officials said the driver attempted to stop but was unable to.

The 50-year-old woman has head injuries and was transported to a local hospital, according to the release. She is currently in critical condition.

Officials said an investigation is ongoing.